Yes I confess that I find this cover pretty but the title also drew me in. I was in the mood for some steampunk and I have to say I'm so glad I decided to request this book. If you're a fan of Gail Carriger you're probably going to enjoy this book because it has that same vibe to it. This is a steampunk world that has supernatural creatures in it. If only books did crossovers. I would love to see Alexia and Lucy hang out. I think they would be the best of friends.
Lucy goes to visit her cousin Kate who is newly married and isn't feeling well. Lucy is determined to find out what's going on at Blackwell Manor. Strange things are going on and hello she gets greeted by a ghost in her bedroom. This is a fun book that was very easy for me to get into. I really enjoyed all of the characters and there are some twists and turns that are sure to make any reader that loves this genre have a good time. This cover is begging me to get the book when it comes out in August. It wants to live with me.
Even if you aren't a fan of romance you'll likely enjoy this book because it is light on the romance even though there is romancing going on if that makes any sense at all. There's other stuff going on and there's blackmail and deception and betrayal. There's possibly a curse because this book starts not long after two tragic events. Also who wouldn't want to live in a manor? I would love to live in a place that has a name and I wouldn't mind having tons around to do that pesky cleaning but only if they are programmed correctly since stuff goes down with them too. I will certainly make a point of checking out other books from this author since I get the feeling she's going to be added to the list of authors that I enjoy reading books by.